White Freightliner Blues and Rhythm Lead Switching

Melding two picking modes: anchored rhythm playing to crosspicked lead lines

Molly Tuttle Interview excerpt starting at 00:00:01

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Molly Tuttle’s right hand technique is a melding of several uniquely virtuosic picking approaches: the forearm anchor of her rhythm comping, and the palm anchor she uses for crosspicked lead lines. “White Freightliner Blues” is a showcase for her ability to switch effortlessly between these modes, even while singing. In this clip, she gives us a closeup look at how the switch happens.